Visit to Japan by Dr. Srgjan Kerim, President-elect of the 62nd Session of the U.N. General Assembly

August 21, 2007

  1. Dr. Srgjan Kerim, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, who will become the President of the 62nd session of the U.N. General Assembly, will visit Japan from August 23 (Thu) to 26 (Sun) at the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. During his stay in Japan, Dr. Kerim will have talks with leaders of the Government of Japan including Mr. Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Chief Cabinet Secretary and Prime Minister ad interim, and Mr. Takeshi Iwaya, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, to exchange views on such issues facing the U.N. as climate change and U.N. Security Council reform.
  3. On August 24 (Fri), Dr. Kerim will deliver a lecture at the United Nations University.
  4. It is hoped that Dr. Kerim’s visit to Japan will further strengthen the cooperative relationship between Japan and the U.N.